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Experience:  Shop Supervisor at County Fleet
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Have a 2004 explorer vin code K, wont start with key, have

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have a 2004 explorer vin code K, wont start with key, have to jump solonoid, new starter not problem, now have no power to fuel pump when key is turned on, pump works ok when tested, indicator lights come on when key is turned on, but flash when key is turned to start position ( like a dead battery) battery is fully charged
Submitted: 1 year ago via
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like the vehicle's security system isn't recognizing your key and allowing the vehicle to start. Do you have a spare key that you could try?

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

If not, you may have to have the security sensor replaced or reprogrammed. If the spare key doesn't work, then you know the transceiver that picks up the signal from the key is not working. Reprogramming keys on this vehicle requires a specific scan tool, so you might call around to local lock smiths and see what they would charge to program it for you. It would be a lot cheaper than the dealer.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I can send diagrams of the security system components if you plan to tackle it yourself.